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Series s00058 - Committee on Legislation and Reception

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Committee on Legislation and Reception

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  • 1959-1971 (Creation)
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    Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Public Utilities
  • 1958 (Creation)
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    Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Finance
  • 1895-1957 (Creation)
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    Winnipeg (Man.). Committee on Legislation and Reception

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8.8 m of textual records
13 volumes

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([1874?]-1957)

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The Committee on Legislation and Reception was responsible for wages and working conditions of civic employees, staff changes and appointments, grievances concerning civic personnel, labour union negotiations, work of the employer-employee advisory board, general legislation and charter amendments, and for reporting on legislation and receptions.

Names of the Committee over the years have included the Legislative Committee, Committee on Legislation, Reception, Trade and Commerce, Committee on Legislation and Reception, and Committee on Personnel and Legislation (1950-1957).

In 1958 the duties of the Committee on Personnel and Legislation were taken over by the Committee on Finance. In 1960 the Standing Committee on Utilities and Personnel was formed by By-Law 18236 to perform the combined functions of the former Committee on Personnel and Legislation and Committee on Public Works.* (See Municipal Manual, 1960 and Council Minutes 1957-1960).

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(1874-1906, 1919-1971)

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As a standing committee of Council, the duties of the Committee on Finance included supervision of all City accounts, preparation of the annual budget, monitoring wages of all subordinate employees of the city, and consideration and review of every committee report that included a recommendation for the expenditure of civic funds before it was submitted to City Council. The original name of the committee was Committee on Finance and Assessment. In later years it was called the Finance Committee or Committee on Finance. The Board of Control replaced the Committee on Finance during the period 1907-1918.

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(1920-1957)

Administrative history

The Committee on Public Utilities was responsible for Hydro Electric, Steam Heating, and Street Lighting Systems, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of Water Mains and Sewers, Garbage Collection and Disposal, and Street Cleaning.

In 1958 the duties of the Committee on Public Utilities were taken over by the Committee on Public Works. In 1960 the Standing Committee on Utilities and Personnel was formed by By-Law 18236 to perform the combined functions of the former Committee on Public Utilities and Committee on Personnel and Legislation.

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City Clerk's Department.

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Forms part of Fonds 1. Series consists of the minutes and communications of the Committee on Legislation and Reception, a standing committee of Council.

The records consist of two subseries:

Subseries 41: Minutes, 1895-1896, 1918-1957 .

Subseries 42: Communications, 1910-1971 .

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